Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jenks Getting Comfy in Philly

There are a couple articles on Jenkins settling into Philadelphia: Jenkins getting acquainted with fans and Jenkins eases loss of Rowand for Phillies. He's got some quotes about his time in Milwaukee in there:
"Being somewhere for 10 years is a long time. Not a lot of guys do it. You take a lot of pride in that. I had a wonderful time there."
and
"When you're a part of an organization for 12 1/2 years, that's a long time, you take a lot of pride in that. I have definitely closed the book on that. I just know that this is going to be a great place for me to play. It's almost like you didn't know what was on the other side of the fence."
Jenks is a class act and I wish him the best in Philadelphia. I hope he receives the welcome he deserves when he comes back to Milwaukee.


- Juwan Howard is Craig Counsell - What a bizarre guy to aspire to be...
Juwan Howard raised a few eyebrows with a surprising self description. Asked about filling in for injured teammate Brandon Bass, the veteran power forward launched into a comparison with a light-hitting, left-handed journeyman.

“I’m like a utility man,” Howard said before the Mavericks-Bobcats game Wednesday. “You know a guy by the name of Craig Counsell? He played baseball. The guy played for the Brewers, he played for the Diamondbacks, he played for the Florida Marlins. I’m Craig Counsell.

“I’m sitting around, I’m working hard in practice, just staying ready, waiting for the name to be called. You’ve got to have a utility man on any ballclub just like that. I’m Craig Counsell. That’s a guy I respect a lot.”

Howard added that Counsell is a guy who’s “under the radar” that his teammates can depend on. Howard has earned the same respect. A free agent with his pick of teams before the season started, Howard decided to return to Dallas where he played from 2001-02. Playing time has been scarce for someone who’s been a major contributor throughout his 14-year career.

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